April 24th, 2016: Get Gored for Good!
Get Gored For Good: 50% Foot-Race, 50% Street-Part, 100% Fun
Join Providence Roller Derby in a great event for a great cause as derby girls strap on horned helmets and arm themselves with red paint soaked brushes to hit the streets of Providence for…
50% foot-race, 50% street-party, 100% spectacle – all for a great cause!
|Downcity Providence! Check-in and Registration are just outside the Rhode Island Convention Center and the route ends with an after party at Burnside Park.|
|5k Registration:||9 am – 9:45 am, April 24th|
|5k Event Start:||10 am, April 24th|
|Short Route Registration:||10 am – 10:45 am, April 24th|
|Short Route Event Start:||11 am, April 24th|
|Post Event Activities:||11 am – 3 pm, April 24th|
|Standard (Adult):||$35 General Registration|
|Child’s Registration:||$20 Registration for children under the age of 14|
How Do I Register? Visit getgoredforgood.org!
Known for the festival-like atmosphere, Get Gored for Good is a foot race through downtown Providence, navigating city streets, dodging potholes… and bulls…. on skates. Whether you decide to take on the short route, 1.5 miles, or the full 5K, participants will all end up at Burnside Park for live music, food, games and pictures with the Amos House mascot or the “bulls” from Providence Roller Derby.
The Amos House is a “nonprofit social services agency that provides hospitality and direct services to the homeless and poor of Rhode Island,” addressing issues such as hunger, homelessness and poverty. Currently they manage the largest soup kitchen in the state. The event attracts participants from all over the state for a good cause. The crew from WaterFire have started a team, the Flamma-Bulls, and are in the lead with donations, $1,250. Other teams include The Young and The Rest of Us, The Rocky Hill Incredi-BULLS and Mitzah Maniacs, bringing the overall donations so far to $108,890. The Amos House has a goal of $130,000 this year, can you help us get there?!
Providence Roller Derby’s Scarizard has taken the reins this year in planning and organizing this years’ bulls. “Providence Roller Derby always looks forward to Get Gored for Good. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the league to engage with the community and support a wonderful organization.” The Amos House will be also be celebrating its 40th anniversary and fourth year hosting the Gored event. Gored participants can also look forward to imported bulls, skaters from Hartford Area Roller Derby and Mass Attack Roller Derby.
To learn more about Amos House and the services they provide or to make a donation visit: www.amoshouse.com.
About Amos House:
“Amos House is a nonprofit social services agency that provides hospitality and direct services to the homeless and poor of Rhode Island. We work in collaboration with other agencies and groups to address issues of hunger, homelessness, and poverty by providing daily meals, recovery-based shelter, permanent supportive housing, vocational and literacy training, and jobs to our guests; as well as quality goods and services to the patrons of the business establishments that are staffed by graduates of our programs.”
About Providence Roller Derby:
“Providence Roller Derby is committed to fostering a positive, inclusive and supportive environment for all women to engage and participate in the sport of roller derby.”